Why do bloggers get overwhelmed when they have to think of original ideas for their blogs? Following a few guidelines can make the task seem less intimidating. It is important to create interesting ideas for your blogs that will catch your readers’ attention and turn them into regular readers. If you think about the last blog or article you read it was because it caught your interest and you wanted to know more. That is the key to blogging and imaginative writing in general. Every good writer has the ability to make the reader want to come back for more. Even if you don’t consider yourself a good writer you too have the ability to think up creative ideas for your blogs. It is not as difficult as it seems. If you take the time and follow a few good tips, your imagination will start flowing and the ideas will head to your blog. Blogging is fun and doesn’t have to be nerve-racking.
Does your blog have a special theme? If not, there are many different ways to generate ideas for blogs. Online research of interesting blog sites and the latest news on a specific topic are great ways to generate creative and unique ideas. Another very effective way to get ideas is to flip through magazines and newspapers and clip topics that interest you. Keep the clippings in a folder and whenever you run out of ideas all you have to do is pull an article from your handy folder. This instantly gives you an idea for a blog title and content. For instance, if the clipped article was about dog training you could write a blog called “tips on how to stop dog barking.” Or just use the cut-out article to write a blog about your personal experience with dogs and blog about the reasons you like or dislike them. Another good thing about using magazine articles as a source for blog ideas is that it does not matter how old the article is, since you are not going to copy the article. You are using its content to get your own blog idea started. Another great way to find ideas is through brainstorming. Just grab a piece of paper and write down a theme. Think of something that relates to that theme, write it down, and keep repeating the process until you have a list of ideas that you can link to one another. You can also simply watch a few minutes of TV and then blog about what you viewed.